Culladia hastiferalis (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Crambus hastiferalis)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These Caterpillars feed on

  • Grass ( POACEAE ).

    This adult moth has white forewings, each with several brown zigzag lines and bands of brown speckles. The hindwings are off-white. The labial palps are covered in spiky hairs. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species is found in south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in northern Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1473-1474.


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    (written 20 January 2013)